Sauteed Pork Chops with Apples

Sauteed Pork Chops with Apples

2 Reviews
From: Diabetic Living Magazine

The Sugar and Spice Rub makes extra. So another time, use it to season pork tenderloin or lean burgers before broiling or grilling.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • Sugar and Spice Rub
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1½ teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1½ teaspoons onion powder
  • 1½ teaspoons ground cumin
  • ¾ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¾ teaspoon black pepper
  • Pork Chops
  • 4 (8 ounce) bone-in pork center-cut chops, cut ¾ inch thick
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil plus 1 tablespoon, divided
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • 2 cups thinly sliced Granny Smith apples
  • ½ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth or chicken stock
  • Fresh thyme (optional)


  • Prep

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  1. To prepare Sugar and Spice Rub: In a small bowl, stir together brown sugar, chili powder, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, ground cumin, cayenne pepper and black pepper.
  2. To prepare chops: Trim fat from chops. Brush 2 teaspoons oil over all sides of chops. Sprinkle chops evenly with 1 tablespoon of the rub (reserve the rest for another use); rub in with your fingers. Cover with plastic wrap; chill in refrigerator 1 hour.
  3. Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat 2 minutes. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil; swirl to lightly coat skillet. Add chops; cook 7 to 10 minutes or until 145°F, turning once. Transfer chops to a warm platter; cover and keep warm.
  4. Remove skillet from heat. Slowly add wine to hot skillet, stirring to scrape up any browned bits from bottom of skillet. Return skillet to heat. Add sliced apples, broth, and 1 thyme sprig. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 3 minutes or just until apples are tender. Using a slotted spoon, transfer apples to a small bowl; cover and keep warm. Bring broth mixture in skillet to boiling. Boil about 5 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half. Return chops and apples to skillet; heat through. If desired, sprinkle with snipped thyme. Serve immediately.
  • To make ahead: Prepare rub (Step 1); store in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 pork chop, ¼ cup cooked apples and 1 tablespoon sauce
  • Per serving: 297 calories; 12 g fat(2 g sat); 2 g fiber; 9 g carbohydrates; 35 g protein; 2 mcg folate; 108 mg cholesterol; 7 g sugars; 125 IU vitamin A; 4 mg vitamin C; 38 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 256 mg sodium; 649 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: ½ fruit, 5 lean meat, 1 fat

Reviews 2

April 28, 2019
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By: Sara Southard
Love this recipe!! One of my absolute favorites!!
September 20, 2017
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By: KP2828
very good, another one for the favorites
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